Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Two Cents (1864-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 6.2200g
Diameter: 23mm
Edge: Plain
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1870 2C PF obverse 1870 2C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Why the mintage figures for 1870 proofs were so high is unknown, but the reconstructed numbers include 1000 (silver proof sets) and 129 (minor proof sets). How many of these survive today is uncertain, but this date seems to be a bit more available than earlier ones in high grades.

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Last Updated: 1/30/2019

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1870 2C PF BN
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1870 2C PF RB
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1870 2C PF RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 460 650 800 1550 3850 12750 27500 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 266
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1870 2C PF BN
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Base------------2311191441---54
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------------------1---1
Total------------2311191442---55
 ------------4%5%20%35%25%7%4%--- 
1870 2C PF RB
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Base-----------1-414495122----141
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Total-----------1-414515124----145
 -----------1%-3%10%35%35%17%---- 
1870 2C PF RD
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Base--------------12825132---69
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----------------22----4
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Total--------------12827152---73
 --------------1%38%37%21%3%--- 
1870 2C PF RBC
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Total-----------------11---2
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1870 2C PF RDC
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Base----------------1-----1
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Total----------------1-----1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 2C PF BN
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1870 2C PF RB
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000000317936252565070476783595512031523304282621641500
1870 2C PF RD
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1870 2C PF BNC
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1870 2C PF RBC
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1870 2C PF RDC
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1870 2C PF RBU
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1870 2C PF RDU
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Grade: PF 66 RD
Points: 2699
Owner: Ultra Cameo Collection
 
Grade: PF 66 RB
Points: 1634
Owner: ddr70
 
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